Monday, August 11, 2008

What would it take to embarrass William Kristol?

In today's New York Times, in an op-ed that seems to suggest we should be going to war with Russia, William Kristol wrote: "In Iraq, we and our Iraqi allies are on the verge of a strategic victory over the jihadists in what they have called the central front of their struggle."

No matter how many times one of these breezy statements that Kristol routinely tosses out turns out to be catastrophically wrong, he continues making them. With no sense of remorse, contrition, or the apparent consideration that he should maybe retire and go take a time out somewhere where his dead wrong pronouncements can't translate into dead people.

Here's a previous gem from the pundit superstar on April 28, 2003

The United States committed itself to defeating terror around the world. We committed ourselves to reshaping the Middle East, so the region would no longer
be a hotbed of terrorism, extremism, anti-Americanism, and weapons of mass destruction. The first two battles of this new era are now over. The battles of Afghanistan and Iraq have been won decisively and honorably. But these are only two battles. We are only at the end of the beginning in the war on terror and terrorist states.
It is absolutely bizarre seeing someone who has been so absolutely wrong about the most important issues of the day on one of the largest news channels in the country and in one of the most influential newspapers. I find this sickening.

Given that the quality of Kristol's opinion is so poor, the only purpose it serves is as propaganda.

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